Would You Pay $495 For A Magazine?

Here are some facts about the upcoming issue of Visionaire:

1) The issue is guest-edited by Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci

2) The Catholic-raised Tisci selected the theme to be “religion”

3) It features a slew of fashion luminaries (that’s a portrait of Carine Roitfeld shot by Karl Lagerfeld)

4) It costs $495.


Here are my exactly two feelings about those facts:

1) Who is the market for this? (sincere guess: people who thought the once-controversially priced Tom Ford coffee table book was just too permanent?)

2) Fashion really doesn’t co-op religious imagery enough and it’s totally still provocative and interesting.


Let’s say money wasn’t an option: would you spend $500 on a magazine?

…Now let’s say it is: would you still consider it?

Visit Visionaire for more details.

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    • Dove

      No. Yikes. I haven’t spent $500 on a single item…. probably ever. I don’t even have a car, and the most expensive clothing/art I have is all in the $100-150 range.

    • Nessy

      No. Now, will you pay me $500 for this comment?

    • Boomboom

      Even if I was the richest person on the planet, no, a thousand times no.

    • lizards first rule

      I mean… is it a hardcover?

      …Can it go down on me?

    • Steph

      Are the pages made of gold? Even if they were, no.

    • oja

      And the whole “I’m using religously inspired imagery for purely asthetic purposes, take that society!” thing is getting REALY tired.